It occurs fairly ceaselessly that enormous video games which might be headed in the direction of an enormous reveal or launch face loads of alleged leaks, and typically they only grow to be true. Such is the case for Bungie’s Destiny 2, which has been combating leaks for fairly a while now, and particularly so due to a doc that appeared on-line and received a whole lot of issues proper when it got here to Season of the Chosen and Season of the Splicer. Just final week, this leak was expanded upon and the alleged full doc appeared on Pastebin, stating a whole lot of issues which might be alleged to include Destiny 2‘s Season 15 and The Witch Queen enlargement, and in addition a bunch of particulars concerning the present Season.
However, now a brand new presumed leak emerged within the type of a picture of Savathun’s last type, which is meant to be early artwork for The Witch Queen enlargement, set to be revealed in additional element in round a month from now. The validity of the picture stays to be confirmed and it ought to be taken with a grain of salt, relatively than one thing resembling official data. Regardless, if it proves to be a legit picture, it comprises an unlimited spoiler for what Destiny 2‘s The Witch Queen enlargement will presumably entail and what to anticipate from its storyline, however it additionally poses a whole lot of questions. Possible spoilers for The Witch Queen enlargement could also be beneath.
The alleged leak exhibits Savathun in a pose that’s removed from being intimidating and even malevolent, however relatively, the Hive God of Trickery appears to be open to dialogue. This is one thing that has been talked about very often over the previous few months, which means that some bits of lore could recommend that the Witch Queen just isn’t as malevolent as she appears to be and would possibly even need to speak to the Guardian. The dialog might most likely verge on matters just like the Darkness, how Savathun tried to stop it from speaking with the Guardian within the Season of Arrivals, and the way the Hive God needs to be rid of her ever-hungry Worm, aligned with Darkness.
The pact with the Worms is one thing that occurred in Destiny‘s historical previous, and it was accepted by three proto-Hive sisters: Sathona, Xi Ro, and Aurash. They ultimately grew to become Savathun, Xivu Arath, and Oryx, respectively, with the latter altering type and remodeling right into a male to be the king of the Hive. The Worms develop extra hungry the extra their respective Hive God grows robust, and that is certain to maintain on escalating as a result of Hive’s Sword Logic.
In latest lore entries, Savathun seemed to be fed up along with her dependency on her Worm and the Darkness, and upon witnessing a Crucible match whereas disguised within the Last City she understands that the facility of the Light is unimaginable, stating that she is aware of what to do subsequent. Then, in one other entry for the Season of the Splicer, the disguised Hive God walks the streets of the Last City and laments how her Worm is insatiable, in a means implying that she needs to be rid from it. As a matter of reality, it is a lingering idea inside Destiny 2‘s neighborhood that Savathun will ultimately flip to the Guardian to ask them to kill her Worm, possibly sending them in a Raid when The Witch Queen enlargement launches. The new UI-upscaled leaked picture would possibly recommend simply that, but in addition one thing extra.
Because of the character of the pact with the Worms, killing them would additionally imply that the respective Hive God is slain within the course of. If Savathun actually needs to be free of her Worm, she will need to have a backup plan to set in movement to be revived in a means, and whereas this could possibly be achieved with the assistance of Nokris’ information of necromancy, the extra seemingly choice is that the Witch Queen will get to make use of the facility of the Light. However unlikely and unrealistic as which will sound, this too is a well-liked idea inside the Destiny 2 neighborhood, and particularly so now that the Cabal have partially grow to be allies and the Eliksni have joined mankind inside the partitions of the Last City this Season.
This idea finds additional credibility in the truth that the alleged leaked picture does not present Savathun alone, and simply above her left shoulder, there may be Ghost floating. This has enormous implications, as it will imply an occasion not dissimilar from that of Uldren Sov’s resurrection as Crow, however it will be on a a lot greater scale and have branching penalties rippling via Destiny 2‘s story and lore. Savathun getting the Light and the facility of immortality is one thing that may really feel fallacious and unimaginable to digest, particularly as a result of she has been thought of one of many predominant antagonists in Destiny 2 for a very long time now.
But, as with Uldren’s story, it ought to be famous that being resurrected by a Ghost additionally means fully dropping all of 1’s reminiscences about their earlier life, and Savathun is probably going no exception to that rule. Her journey would additionally not be too totally different from the one the Guardian has been on, devoting their life and repair to the Traveler’s Light after which becoming a member of fingers with Darkness as a way to defeat Eramis on Europa by utilizing Stasis. Savathun’s path would mirror that, however the different means round, searching for the facility of the Light and relinquishing the Darkness.
Furthermore, if Savathun was to successfully be resurrected by a Ghost, would that imply that different Hive specimens might additionally comply with in her footsteps and wielding the Light as properly? If so, this might change Destiny 2 endlessly, introducing potential enemies that deliver a much more difficult and numerous expertise by way of fight, which means that their little and agile Ghosts must be slain to stop their resurrection. Again, that is hypothesis based mostly on an alleged leak, and whereas the premise sounds very fascinating, it shouldn’t be credited as precise data till extra particulars are revealed, seemingly on August 24 throughout Destiny 2‘s The Witch Queen showcase.
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